Since I just got a VERY sweet message, allow me to share something:
When I was 12, I was in gymnastics and going through puberty so of COURSE my body hair was growing in. I got called “hairy-mashed-potato”
and “ogre”[I’m not shitting you]CONSTANTLY by one of the
thing to call a girl going through puberty and wearing a leotard. Cool.
That’s the first time I noticed that being hairy was “not ok.”
Of course as I got older, I realized that was BULLSHIT.
The last time I shaved my legs because of “social pressure” was during my senior year of high-school. I attended anALL GIRLS CATHOLICschool, & definitely felt the burn when taking senior pics and going on stage to get our diplomas.
Before the class photo, I quickly ran to the school bathroom in a panic
and grabbed one of the boarding students razors. I shaved my legs as
fast as I could and, of course, cut up my legs in the process. As I ran
back to the photo shoot, the bottom of my white robe got drenched in
blood. Not only was I getting scolded by my classmates for being late, I
also was extremely embarrassed because I was in front and
everyone could see the blood splatters on my robe.Lovely. I was
humiliated and got many many shitty remarks from classmates, teachers
and even the photographer.
cared about my body hair before that…Not really, anyway. A girl once
made a comment on it during my water -polo try outs and I just decided
to freak her out by rubbing my “nasty” legs against her face when she
bent down. She wigged out. Some guy I was with adamantly promised he
didn’t care I was hairy, but the moment I told him I wanted to cut my
hair shorter, he said “if you cut your hair, you also have to shave your
pits.” Of course I went buzzed and ignored his desires.
not shaved my legs due to PRESSURE for years since then and when anyone
makes remarks, I decide to shrug it off, make them feel uneasy or laugh
about it. I don’t do this to make a statement, I don’t not shave because
I want to make a point, I just enjoy what I enjoy and say fuck you to
those who have a weird issue with MY body. My girlfriend is hairier than
me and I love it! I love MY hairs and I love smooth hairless soft legs
as well. People just gotta do what they wanna do and… Fuck what people
say or want from you if you’re not comfortable with it. Do you.
Whatever you’re about, do you.